DALLAS – Academic Partnerships (AP) announces the appointment of Jeff Dawson to Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.

"I look forward to working in partnership with Jeff as we set Academic Partnerships' strategic direction and company priorities for both the short and long term," said Chief Executive Officer Carl Sparks. "Jeff's experience with Match Group in customer acquisition and retention and his role in creating their robust reporting and analytics capabilities are highly relevant to our sector and its current stage of evolution." Dawson comes to AP after more than eight years with Match Group where he held multiple leadership positions. His experience also includes ten years of progressive leadership experience with American Airlines, Airband Communications, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

"I'm proud to take this next step in my career, which allows me to use my experience working with a portfolio of brands in customer acquisition and retention to grow AP," Dawson said. "I look forward to forging new business relationships and to working with this forward-thinking executive team."

Dawson holds a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance/Financial Consulting from Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business, and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

About Academic Partnerships

Academic Partnerships is a leading online service provider for higher education globally. The company assists universities in converting their on-campus degree programs into an online format, recruits qualified students for those programs, and supports enrolled students through graduation. Serving public and private not-for-profit universities in the United States and top international institutions, Academic Partnerships is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through technology-aided learning make higher education more accessible and achievable.